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Tenafly enlists grant to fight drug, alcohol epidemic
by Deena Yellen, NorthJersey.com
TENAFLY — On the heels of a survey that found alcohol consumption among teens in the Tenafly School District to be higher than the national average, Tenafly is fighting back against the drug and alcohol epidemic.
The district is using a five-year federal grant of $125,000 to run educational events in the school and community. The first event will be a community-wide wellness event on Jan. 29 at ZingCycle, a fitness studio on Piermont Road, which is aimed at developing awareness of healthy living.
“Students are under a lot of stress from a variety of sources,” District Assistant Superintendent Barbara Laudicina said. “We want them to turn to positive coping mechanisms.”